Tom Urwin

Tom Urwin

2007 Middle Temple

Tom specialises in family law with a particular emphasis upon financial disputes and complex private law issues.

He has appeared at all levels of the Family Court and in the Court of Appeal.


Financial remedies

Tom is an experienced financial remedies practitioner.  He regularly advises and appears in the range of cases from modest asset pots to those of high net worth.  He has particular experience of cases involving non-matrimonial contributions, matrimonial agreements, business assets, pensions and third-party interests (amongst others).

Tom regularly provides financial remedy seminars to local practitioners.  Recent subjects he has discussed include matrimonial agreements and spousal maintenance.

Private law

Tom has a wide-ranging private law practice.  He has particular expertise in complex domestic abuse and parental alienation cases and has extensive experience of advising and appearing in such cases.  He often provides seminars to local solicitors on these subjects.

Tom is experienced in cases with an international element and regularly appears in applications for external relocation (be it permanent or temporary).  Recent examples of cases Tom has dealt with include applications for leave to remove to Saudi Arabia, Japan and the USA.  Tom has experience of dealing with abduction cases.

Public Access


Reported cases

Re W (Children: Domestic Violence) [2012] EWCA Civ 528; [2014] 1 FLR 260

L v P (Paternity Test: Child’s Objections) [2011] EWHC 3399 (Fam); [2013] 1 FLR 578


BA Hons University of Sheffield 2000

MSc Political Theory London School of Economics and Political Science 2002

Graduate Diploma in Law College of Law, London 2005

Inns of Court School of Law London 2006


Tom lives in Exeter with his family having relocated from Cambridgeshire in 2015.  Out of work he can regularly be found at the beach, walking the South-West coastal path or on the touchline watching his children playing sport.  He is the co-chair of governors at his children’s school.